Lexus Self Parking Car Video
Gizmodo had the chance to test the Lexus Self Parking System. This is how the Advanced Parking Guidance System works:
- You are at the parking spot, driving with 12mph or less. The Paking System’s four rear and six front sonar sensors detect the cars, and the gap between them.
- When you put your car into reverse activates the wide-angle backup camera. Then you have to hit the button on the screen that looks like a car parking. If the spot is more than 6.5 feet longer than the car itself, the car enters Advanced Parking Guidance System mode.
- Crawl backwards, keeping your foot on the brake. If you touch the gas, or the wheel, the mode shuts itself off. Make sure to stay under 2.5mph, or it’ll shut off, too. The wheel spins itself like its being ghost-driven. The sonar system is constantly measuring distance, beeping with more urgency as you get closer to obstacles.
- When you’re in the spot, the computer will announce that parking is complete.